Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Culture
0060363
Ordering Recommendation

Screening culture to identify vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bacteria.

Mnemonic
MC VRE
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Example Reports
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Rectal swab. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport swab in bacterial transport media. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
All Enterococcus isolates are screened for vancomycin resistance. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for vancomycin resistant Enterococcus.
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification is billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060363Culture, Vanco-Resistant Enterococcus13316-5
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Aliases
  • Culture, VRE
  • VRE